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Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities (OMHD)

Federal, State & Tribal
Minority Health Resources

The Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHD) works collaboratively with the following state, tribal, and local governments to improve the health status of America's racial and ethnic minorities.

blue square American Indian & Alaska Native National, Regional & Local Health Boards
Indian Health Boards bring medical and public health services to American Indian/Alaska Native populations.  They are vital to implementing federal programs among native peoples in reservations and elsewhere.
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CDC has cooperative agreements with 33 of the 569 AI/AN tribes to address issues such as cancer screening, tobacco use, and HIV within these communities.
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AIHEC is a professional association for Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) governed by each member institution. Participating Schools
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CDC/ATSDR Minority Initiatives Coordinating Committee (CAMICC)
CAMICC was charged by the CDC Director in December 2001 to carry out the implementation of the Minority Health Initiative, which mandates each center, institute, or office of CDC/ATSDR to establish priority minority health areas. The CAMICC meets monthly to discuss progress in implementation of the plan.

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The Census Bureau collects and provides timely, relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the United States.  The Census Bureau's work is essential to our knowledge of population trends and changes over time.
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Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
CAPAC is comprised of Members of Congress (House and Senate) who have strong interests in promoting Asian Pacific American (APA) issues and advocating the concerns of Asian Pacific Americans.

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Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)
CBC is a congressional member organization, governed under the Rules of Congress and comprised solely of Members of the United States Congress. CBC is committed to ensuring that everyone in the United States has an opportunity to live out the American dream.

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC)
CHC is a congressional member organization, governed under the Rules of Congress and comprised solely of Members of the United States Congress. CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing issues affecting Hispanic Americans in the United States, including the 50 states and all territories.

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Congressional Native American Caucus (CNAC)
CNAC is a congressional member organization, governed under the Rules of Congress and comprised solely of Members of the United States Congress. CNAC educates Native American congressional leadership on racial and ethnic health disparities and advocates the concerns of Native Americans.

blue square Department of Education (DOE): Institutional Development and Undergraduate Education Service
DOE awards grants to assist eligible institutions of higher education to expand their capacity to serve minority and low-income students.
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HHS OMH develops effective health policies and programs that help eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health.  In addition to maintaining the Minority Health Resource Center, HHS OMH advises the secretary and the Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) on public health issues affecting minority populations.
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HRSA directs programs that improve the Nation's health by expanding access to comprehensive, quality health care for all Americans.
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CDC/HRSA Inter-Agency Agreement in support of the annual migrant seasonal farm workers stream forums
This interagency agreement provides supplemental support to the National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. to support three annual Farmworker Stream Forums.
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IHS was established by the federal government to address the health needs of American Indian/Alaska Native peoples, including medical, dental, and preventive health services.  OMH works with IHS on a variety of projects relevant to Indian Tribal Health.
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blue square Let Everyone Participate (LEP) promotes a positive and cooperative understanding of the importance of language access to federal programs and federally assisted programs.
blue square Maternal and Child Health Library (NCHL) Knowledge Path: Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Health
This knowledge path has been compiled by the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Library at Georgetown University. It presents a selection of current, high-quality resources about identifying and eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health. The path is aimed at health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, researchers, and families, and it will be updated periodically.
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NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program (NCP), which supports cancer research, prevention, and patient rehabilitation programs.  NCI is an important advisor to OMHD concerning cancer disparities.
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The National Cancer Institute, the nation’s cancer research institution, has a Spanish-language Web site, en español.  The Web site is tailored to the cultural and linguistic online cancer information needs of Latinos in the U.S. en español addresses themes of prevention, detection and diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.  Highlights of the Web site include myths and beliefs as well as support and resources in the community.
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NCUIH serves as the "national voice" for American Indians and Alaska Natives living off reservations. NCUIH advises OMH on how to serve the public health needs of all American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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The NIHB represents Tribal Governments operating their own health care delivery systems through contracting and compacting, as well as those receiving health care directly from the Indian Health Service (IHS). The NIHB conducts research, policy analysis, program assessment and development, national and regional meeting planning, training and technical assistance programs, and project management.
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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAID conducts and supports research that strives to understand, treat, and ultimately prevent the myriad infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases that threaten hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
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The National Institute on Aging (NIA) leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. The NIA’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of older Americans through research.
blue square National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center on Minority Health & Health Disparities (NCMHD)
NCMHD promotes minority health through leading, coordinating, supporting, and assessing the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities.
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NIH makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information. This site was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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MEDLINEplus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 500 diseases and conditions, prescription and nonprescription drugs, lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, and links to thousands of clinical trials. MEDLINEplus is updated daily.
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HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC)
blue square Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion (ODPHP)
ODPHP works to strengthen the disease prevention and health promotion priorities of the HHS within the collaborative framework of the HHS agencies.
blue square Office of Management & Budget (OMB)/Census Bureau Racial and Ethnic Classifications in 2000 and Beyond
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PAHO is an international public health agency with more than 90 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American System. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization and enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system.
blue square Racial & Ethnic Data Working Group
The Data Council's Working Group on Racial and Ethnic Data was established by the HHS Data Council for support on racial and ethnic data issues. The Working Group serves as the focal point for racial and ethnic data issues in the Department; coordinates data activities related to racial and ethnic data; and provides advice, technical assistance, and staff support to the Data Council.
blue square Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Committee on Indian Affairs has jurisdiction to study the unique problems of American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples and to propose legislation to alleviate them. All legislation proposed by Members of the Senate that specifically pertains to American Indians, Native Hawaiians, or Alaska Natives is under the jurisdiction of the Committee.
blue square Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives (SCLI)
The Smithsonian Institution, of which the Center for Latino Initiatives is a part, is the world's largest museum and research complex. The Smithsonian's mission, as expressed in its founding charter by Congress in 1846, is "an Establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.” Its mission is to advance the knowledge and contributions of Latinos in the United States.
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The mission of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Minority Health includes ensuring nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in service delivery in accordance with state and federal laws; and eliminating health disparities in ethnic and minority populations.
blue square Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is the federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
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Hablemos en Confianza
The bilingual substance abuse prevention site for parents; Hablemos en Confianza, part of SAMHSA's Hispanic/Latino Initiative, supplies tools that help parents and caregivers of Hispanic youth talk with their children about substance abuse, peer pressure, and decision-making. On this site, parents and caregivers can find bilingual parenting advice and order free activity books, posters, and toolkits.
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The United States Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding agency of the executive branch established under the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
blue square United States-Mexico Border Health Commission (USMBHC)
The USMBHC is a binational Commission, created by mutual agreement of the governments of the United States and Mexico, and ratified by the respective Senates of the two countries, for the purpose of assessing and addressing health problems along their common border. The mission of the USMBHC is to provide international leadership to optimize health and quality of life along the U.S.-Mexico Border.
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WHO's objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.  Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.


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